The Enabling Act of 2014?

1933:

Through the ‘Act for the Removal of the Distress of the People and the Reich’ of 24 March 1933, more commonly known as the Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz), which consisted of only five articles, the government of the Reich was to be vested with almost unlimited powers to enact laws, even in cases where the legislation encroached on core provisions of the Constitution.

2014:

Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature may have inadvertently made history last month when it adopted a resolution urging a convention of the states for the purpose of drafting a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Article V requires Congress to authorize a convention when 34 states have called for an amendment on the same topic, but that threshold has never been reached.

Conventional wisdom suggests — and supporters repeatedly stated — that by adopting its resolution, Michigan had joined more than 20 other states with similar applications.

But Michigan may unknowingly have been the 34th state to call for a federal balanced budget amendment, according to at least one constitutional scholar.

But it won’t be simply a balanced budget constitutional convention.

Under Article 5 of the US Constitution, if 2/3rds of the states call for such a convention, (meaning 34 states) it MUST take place. During such a convention, the ENTIRE Constitution can be changed; nothing is off-limits.

Now, we don’t know that for certain – because its never happened.

However, anyone who has been following the christianist right’s takeover in state legislatures knows that the ‘current constitution is just a first draft’ scenario is precisely what the christianists have had in mind for quite a while…

and it will all happen while anencephalitic America is masturbating to Duck Dynasty, the Kardashians and American Idol.

Well, anyway – its spring.

Time to open the windows and take in a breath of fresh air.

Ahhhh…

I think I smell…

almonds.

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